A Dickens Holiday
A family tradition continues when Historic Downtown Fayetteville will again be transformed into a unique and wonderful experience that is Dickens Holiday. Horse-drawn carriages roll down Hay Street carrying shoppers the old-fashioned way, past merchants’ windows adorned with beautiful Victorian holiday decorations, past artisans and vendors of all sorts of delightful treats. Joyful children pose with Father Christmas for memory-laden pictures. The smells of cider and gingerbread, permeate the chilly air. And there is Ebenezer Scrooge himself, pursued by the ghost of Jacob Marley. Throughout the day, sounds of the season fill the air as carolers and musicians stroll among the crowd. Don’t miss the exhibition of gingerbread creations in the Dickens Holiday Classic Gingerbread Competition in the Rainbow Room. As darkness approaches and the clock reaches 5 p.m., townspeople gather in front of the Arts Council for the candlelight procession to the Market House, followed by fireworks.